Damaged Goods Publications houses Crab Fat Magazine and Damaged Goods Press. 


Crab Fat Magazine is a monthly online journal that publishes experimental, traditional, queer, feminist, punk, literary, & avant-garde prose, poetry, & art. We favor authenticity over all else. 


Damaged Goods Press publishes work by queer and trans identified writers. We actively seek innovative poetry, flash fiction, lyric essays, and hybrid work, publishing both chapbooks and full-length collections.  


**Cover letters, contact information, and a short third-person bio should be added to the cover letter field.** 

Help Crab Fat cut down on overhead costs by adding a small donation with your submission. Submissions to this category are greatly appreciated and will ensure that we continue to operate for years to come. However, please note that Tip Jar Submissions carry the same weight as general submissions. Please note the genre of your piece in your cover letter.
Please submit 3-6 poems, or up to 10 pages total in a single document.

SINGLE SPACE POETRY--please, we cannot stress this enough. If you must submit double-spaced poetry please let us know that it's intentional to the form. 

Centered format poems are not for us, even if the content is awesome the form is a real turnoff, and we will either reject it or ask you to reformat it.

Sex poems are cool, Crab Fat loves sex. We dig CONSENSUAL BDSM and exploratory sexuality, but poems about raping are not fucking cool. We shouldn't have to tell you what a rape poem is, but if you write about nonconsensual sex or non-negotiated sexual kink then we aren't interested--it's abusive and triggering. Please don't submit rape porn poems. We don't care how big or little your cock is, we won't accept a piece that is blatantly violent. 

We believe in writing through trauma. If you write about real-life experiences with sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, emotional violence, or any other forms of gendered violence, and want to submit your work, we will handle it with sensitivity and care. We understand that gendered violence is graphic and nasty, and if you need a venue for the hard stuff we are here to listen. For clarity: writing about lived trauma is not rape porn. 

Please submit 3-6 poems, or up to 10 pages total in a single document

Please submit no more than 1,000 words.

We enjoy compelling fiction that illuminates lived experience and authenticity. We have a soft spot for second person POV. We like both experimental and traditional prose, but aren't interested in regurgitated, cliched narratives.  
Please submit short fiction 1000-3,000 words.

We enjoy compelling fiction that illuminates lived experience and authenticity. We have a soft spot for second person POV. We like both experimental and traditional prose, but aren't interested in regurgitated, cliched narratives.  
Please submit personal, lyrical, and collage style essays up to 3,000 words.

We like raw, personal, painful, humorous, illuminating, and authentic prose. Though we are open to scholarly work, we would prefer it be focused on craft or poetics. If you submit a scholarly essay please adhere to MLA format. 
Please submit no more than 5 high resolution (300dpi) images.
Please limit book reviews to 1,000 words.

We accept reviews for all genres but prefer books that come from small/indie presses/publishers. Please include all pertinent information with your review, as well as links to publishers/where to buy. We are unable to accept book reviews that do not include all of the books information. 
Damaged Goods Press seeks quality poetry / flash fiction chapbooks, 20-40 pages in length, and only considers work from queer & trans writers--please note, content does not have to be queer or trans related. 
We're open for full-length collections of poetrylyric essays, and hybrid work of 60-120 pages, with one piece per page. 

We only consider work by trans and queer writers. 

We're a super small press, but do our best to support you and your work. Our standard contract applies to full-length collections. 

Please consider buying a chapbook to get a feel for our aesthetic, or check out back issues of Crab Fat Magazine (free online). 

**PLEASE NOTE: Damaged Goods Press does not consider short story collections or novels**